KUL-OBA STUDIES PART IV. THE SEMANTICS OF THE NAME KUL-OBA N.L. GRACH For almost 160 years now Kul-Oba has been a priceless site for Classical historians and those studying the Scythians. This particular burial complex was one, which could not be eclipsed by the ever-increasing number of new discoveries in world archaeology. For this reason everything connected with investigation into this monument is signi cant and of considerable interest for specialists in the above-mentioned elds. The toponymic aspect of investigation into Kul-Oba is therefore also signi cant — the question as to the name that was given to the complex. Back in the 1850s, F. Giles who translated Paul Dubrux’s report on the discovery of the burial-mound into Russian quoted him as follows on the subject: “Kul-Oba is a burial-mound of enormous size. It lies in a row of hills leading towards Mount Mithridates. From time immemorial it has been known as Kul- Oba, which literally means “mountain of ash” and this would seem to explain how the mysterious legend has lived on about the event, monuments to which were concealed within the burial-mound.” 1 Since then both in earlier references and more recent ones, in strictly
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2001
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